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Gayatri-Treesa pair reached the first semi-final of the season: defeated world number-6 South Korea in the quarter-finals of Singapore Open

Gayatri-Treesa pair reached the first semi-final of the season: defeated world number-6 South Korea in the quarter-finals of Singapore Open


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The pair of Teresa and Gayatri reached the semi-finals of Singapore Open.

Indian shuttler pair of Gayatri Gopichand and Trisa Jolly have reached the semi-finals of Singapore Open. They defeated world number-6 South Korean pair of Kim Yeong and Kong Yong 21-18, 21-9, 24-23 in the quarter-finals. The Indian pair will face the winner of the match between Indonesia and Japan in the semi-finals.

With this win, the Indian pair will play their first semi-final of the season. Earlier, both had reached the semi-finals of the 2023 All England Open. The team had finished at number three.

Comeback after losing the first game
Gayatri and Trisa had a tough match. After the first 4 points in the first game, the Indian pair started falling behind. Korea’s Kim and Kong took a lead of three points and maintained it. During this, the Indian pair made many mistakes and did not get a chance to recover. The South Korean pair won the first game 21-18.

In the second game, Gayatri and Trisa adopted a different strategy. However, after leading 7-3, Trisa and Gayatri lost 5 points in a row. After the first half, the Korean pair put pressure, but India made a comeback and won the game 21-19 to level the match. The third game was a close contest. Neither of the two allowed the lead to increase beyond 3. After losing two match points, Gayatri and Trisa won the game 24-22.

Gayatri (left) and Treesa (right) defeated World No. 6 in the quarterfinals of Singapore Open. (Photo Credit- Badminton Photo)

Gayatri (left) and Treesa (right) defeated World No. 6 in the quarterfinals of Singapore Open. (Photo Credit- Badminton Photo)

Sindhu and Prannoy had lost a day earlier
A day earlier on Thursday, in the men’s singles, India’s HS Prannoy lost to 11th seed Kenta Nishimoto of Japan 13-21, 21-14, 15-21 in a match that lasted 45 minutes. This was the Indian player’s fourth defeat in six matches against the Japanese player.

PV Sindhu lost in the round of 16.

PV Sindhu lost in the round of 16.

On the other hand, two-time Olympic champion PV Sindhu was eliminated after losing to Carolina Marin of Spain in the Round of 16 match. There were many ups and downs in this match, this great Indian shuttler won the first game, but later lost the match 21-11, 11-21, 20-22. This was Sindhu’s sixth consecutive defeat at the hands of the Spanish player.

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